Recipes, Spring, This Week

Charred Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

The cheesesteak isn’t Philly’s only famous sandwich. There is also an Italian roast pork sandwich which features broccoli rabe…you should give it a try the next time you’re in the city! I’ve taken my inspiration from that sandwich this week. This makes a great side dish or you can toss it with pasta, too…or put it between two slices of bread.

What you need:

  • 1 bunch Broccoli Rabe, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 2 links of Pork Sausage, or a half pound of loose Italian sausage
  • Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Juice of half a Lemon
  • 1 Spring Garlic Stalk sliced, or 2 cloves
  • Crush Red Chili Pepper
  • Lanchego Cheese or Parmesan

In a large pan over medium-high heat, place half the rabe and char on all sides until tender. Do not add oil to the pan. Transfer to a bowl and char the rest of the rabe, set aside. 

Remove the sausage from it’s casing. In the same pan, heat a glug of oil and add the sausage. Break it up into small pieces and cook until brown. Add a bit more oil and toss in the garlic and spices. Cook for 1 minutes, then toss in the broccoli rabe. Toss everything with the lemon juice and serve with a generous amount of cheese on top!